The median annual salary for a Games Programmer was £48,750 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Game Programmer
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 852 931 931
Rank change year-on-year +79 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Programmer 7 4 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.009% 0.004% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.004% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 12
Median salary £48,750 £52,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +50.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,500 £30,150
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £70,500 £49,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £52,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -23.80% +50.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 77326 94599 97418
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.30% 96.46% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 64770 80048 80399
Median salary £46,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Games Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Games Programmer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Games Programmer in England

Games Programmer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games Programmer in England.

Salary trend for Games Programmer in England

Games Programmer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games Programmer in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Games Programmer in England

Games Programmer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games Programmer within the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +65 2 £52,500 - 1
Yorkshire +28 2 £50,000 -4.76%
East Midlands - 1 £40,000 -
North West - 1 £40,000 -
South West - 1 - -
Games Programmer
UK

Games Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Games Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Games Programmer in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Games
2 17 (77.27%) C++
3 11 (50.00%) Unreal Engine
4 8 (36.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 7 (31.82%) OpenGL
6 6 (27.27%) Java
7 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
7 5 (22.73%) C#
7 5 (22.73%) OOP
7 5 (22.73%) DirectX
8 4 (18.18%) Subversion
8 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
8 4 (18.18%) Animation
8 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
8 4 (18.18%) C
8 4 (18.18%) REST
8 4 (18.18%) Game Development
9 3 (13.64%) Microservices
9 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (9.09%) Spring
10 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (9.09%) Multithreading
10 2 (9.09%) Android
10 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
10 2 (9.09%) TDD
10 2 (9.09%) Retail
10 2 (9.09%) 3ds Max
10 2 (9.09%) Advertising
10 2 (9.09%) Publishing
10 2 (9.09%) Windows XP

Games Programmer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (9.09%) 3ds Max
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Big Data
1 2 (9.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 4 (18.18%) Subversion
2 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (9.09%) Advertising
2 2 (9.09%) Publishing
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) Unreal Engine
2 8 (36.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 7 (31.82%) OpenGL
4 5 (22.73%) DirectX
5 4 (18.18%) REST
6 2 (9.09%) Apache Camel
6 2 (9.09%) CryEngine
6 2 (9.09%) CSS
6 2 (9.09%) JMS
6 2 (9.09%) Spring
7 1 (4.55%) cocos2d
7 1 (4.55%) JSON
7 1 (4.55%) MonoGame
7 1 (4.55%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Animation
2 2 (9.09%) Algorithms
2 2 (9.09%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile Games
3 1 (4.55%) Oculus Rift
3 1 (4.55%) Online Games
3 1 (4.55%) PlayStation
3 1 (4.55%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Android
1 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
1 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) OOP
2 4 (18.18%) Game Development
2 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) Microservices
4 2 (9.09%) 3D Animation
4 2 (9.09%) Concurrent Programming
4 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) Multithreading
4 2 (9.09%) TDD
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (9.09%) Visual Effects
5 1 (4.55%) Android Development
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) iOS Development
5 1 (4.55%) Machine Learning
5 1 (4.55%) Memory Management
5 1 (4.55%) Structured Programming
5 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) C++
2 6 (27.27%) Java
3 5 (22.73%) C#
3 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
4 4 (18.18%) C
5 1 (4.55%) Clojure
5 1 (4.55%) GLSL
5 1 (4.55%) HLSL
5 1 (4.55%) Scala
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Apple
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